Wise Program Uninstaller v2.01

A Full Review of Wise Program Uninstaller, a Free Software Uninstaller

Screenshot of Wise Program Uninstaller v1.91 in Windows 7
Wise Program Uninstaller v1.91.

Wise Program Uninstaller is easy to use, free software uninstaller for Windows that supports forcibly removing a program that can't be removed by normal means.

It can also remove programs from the right-click context menu in Windows Explorer, a time-saving feature if you're doing a lot of installing and uninstalling.

Among other things, Wise Program Uninstaller also lets you see how other users rate the software you have installed on your computer, which could be handy.

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Note: This review is of Wise Program Uninstaller version 2.01. Please let me know if there's a newer version I need to review.

More About Wise Program Uninstaller

Support for all major versions of Windows and two, clear methods to uninstall are a few of the nice things about Wise's uninstaller tool:

  • Wise Program Uninstaller works with 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 10Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP, as well as with Windows Server 2008 and Server 2003
  • Programs that no longer work but are still in the list of installed software can be removed from the list so you no longer see them
  • You can and rate software and read reviews left by other users
  • Wise Program Uninstaller can run a Safe Uninstall or a Forced Uninstall
  • A Forced Uninstall checks for files, folders, and entries in the Windows Registry associated with a program to ensure it gets removed when a Safe Uninstall fails
  • A search feature allows you to quickly find a program from the list
  • The list of software can be ordered by name, size, installation data, and rating
  • Wise Program Uninstaller identifies how much disk space is being taken up by all the installed programs, both individually and as a whole
  • An option is available to enable context menu integration so you can uninstall programs from their desktop shortcut
  • If a program supports it, Wise Program Uninstaller can repair/modify it
  • You can right-click a program to open it in the Registry Editor or search for it online
  • A TXT file can be created that contains a list of all the installed programs with their name, install path, version number, installation date, and size

Wise Program Uninstaller Pros & Cons

There's plenty to like about this software uninstaller:

Pros:

  • Installs quickly
  • Very easy to use
  • Clean interface
  • Lets you search for installed programs
  • Can forcibly remove software
  • Works from the right-click context menu
  • Portable option is available

Cons:

  • Doesn't create a restore point before removing software
  • Doesn't support batch uninstalls
  • Sometimes shows advertisement popups

Safe vs Forced Uninstall

The two uninstall options in Wise Program Uninstaller are useful for two different occasions.

Safe Uninstall should be used if a program you need to remove includes a regular uninstaller file. Pretty much every program you've ever installed to your computer can be removed with this option. Once a program has been removed, Wise Program Uninstaller will search for and remove files, folders, and registry items that may not have been completely removed by the standard uninstaller.

Some programs, though, either don't include a built-in uninstaller executable or the uninstaller has been corrupted. In either case, a standard uninstall won't work. Choose Forced Uninstall in these cases. Wise Program Uninstaller will skip using the regular uninstaller and go straight to searching for files, folders, and registry items that you can remove. If you use the right-click context menu option to remove a program, this is the type of uninstall Wise Program Uninstaller will use.

With either uninstall option, if Wise Program Uninstaller deletes any leftover items, like files, folders, or registry items, you can restore them later from the Uninstall log.

This is useful if a problem occurs after a program is uninstalled.

My Thoughts on Wise Program Uninstaller

Wise Program Uninstaller is a great tool to uninstall programs. It's well-designed interface makes running its complicated tasks very easy to do.

The rating feature lets you open a Software Rating window for each program you have installed. You can rate a program out of 5 stars and leave a comment for other Wise Program Uninstaller users to see when they open the same ratings window. This is helpful for other users if you identify a program as malicious or faulty.

I also like the search feature because it's instant, meaning results appear as you type, which is really nice.

Something I don't like about Wise Program Uninstaller is that when you export the list of programs to a text file, the format is cluttered and kind of difficult to read. Though I do like that it includes the install path.

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